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NKU Student and Staff Blood Drive

Fast Facts: Who: NKU Students and Staff and Hoxworth Blood Center What: Community Blood Drive Where: University Center, Room 303 When: Wednesday, April 2, 2003 from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CINCINNATI, OH – On Wednesday, April 2, the Northern Kentucky University is invited to help save lives by donating blood in the NKU University Center.

Appointment times are available in 15-minute blocks from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Though appointments are not necessary to give blood, they are encouraged.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Tiffany Mayse at (859) 572-6019 or e-mail at mayset@nku.edu

Hoxworth Blood Center, along with 70 other blood centers from around the country, signed a collaborative agreement with the United States Department of Defense to supplement the military’s blood supply during wartime, if and when additional blood is needed. Currently, the military’s blood supply remains adequate. But since the future needs of the military are unknown, we encourage donors to schedule appointments over the days and weeks to come. It is very important to balance the donations over a longer period of time, in order to meet the current needs of our community and the future needs of the military. If Hoxworth is asked to ship blood, a stable inventory of blood is needed for both the patients in our local hospitals and our troops abroad.

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, is the only community blood center for the Greater Cincinnati area. Serving a 14-county area in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Hoxworth collects, tests, processes and distributes blood and blood components to 24 hospitals. Hoxworth needs to collect blood from 325 volunteer donors each day to meet the demand of area hospitals.

Donating blood is safe and easy. You must be at least 17 years old and in good health. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate.

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Media Contact: Michael Anderson Public Information Officer Hoxworth Blood Center Business phone: 513-558-1296 Mobile phone: 513-235-4238 E:mail: Michael.Anderson@uc.edu

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